Be Careful Where You Walk
"Above all else, guard your heart . . . keep your foot from evil."1
I have read that the African impala can jump more than ten feet high and cover a distance of thirty feet. So why can impalas be held captive in a zoo behind a wall that is only three feet high?
It's because this magnificent animal will not jump if it can't see where its feet are going to fall—and beyond the zoo wall it cannot see.
God's advice to us is the same, "Above all else, guard your heart; for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil."2
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you for your Word, the Bible, which gives us instructions for wholesome, healthy, and productive living. Give me a hunger to know your Word and the good sense to apply it and live by it. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Proverbs 4:23, 27 (NIV).